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Live cricket commentary: Australia v Sri Lanka - day one, Hobart

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Australian captain Michael Clarke tosses the coin prior to the start of play on day one of the First Test against Sri Lanka. Click for more photos

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Photos of the action from the first day of the first Test. Photo: Getty Images

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  • Random observations No.1 .... How are we all going with those KFC ads? Reckon I'm going to kill those Maddern brothers by the time this summer's over ... and burn my daughter's Good Charlotte CDs!

    Commenter
    Rohan Connolly
    Date and time
    December 14, 2012, 10:49AM
    • Burn, as in make copies for all of us? I'd prefer you to take to them with a hammer, soak the shards in an acid bath and send the remnants to the four corners of the Earth...

      Commenter
      NJW
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:28AM
    • Yes, that would do just fine! Sorry for the ambiguity!

      Commenter
      Rohan Connolly
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:30AM
    • Not sure about those KFC adverts with the heart-attack-inducing 'Double' but I'l never buy a Toyota. Talk about overkill.

      Commenter
      Monty
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:32AM
    • Those KFC adds make me think how harsh the guy was who called Dylan a "judas" just for plugging in his freaking guitar!

      Commenter
      Leg Side Wizard
      Location
      High on the hill, looking over the bridge...
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:46AM
  • Good grief. That was awful, Ed.

    Not sure where I read it but somebody, Doug Thompson perhaps, said that the in-form batsmen should be playing higher up the order. I fully understand the reason for Watson to be shunted down so that he can be used more as a bowler but I reckon man-of-the-moment Clarke should be No.3 at a minimum. Maybe even an opener. Perhaps Clarke to take a leaf out of Alastair Cook's book?

    Commenter
    Monty
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    December 14, 2012, 11:08AM
    • I'm pretty sure Alastair Cook came on the scene to replace Trescothic a few years ago and he was always an opening batsman. He didn't deliberately move up the order to 'shield' other batsmen in the team.
      Batsmen are selected to bat at their best position. Bradman and Ponting batted at 3 not because they were the best, but number 3 was their preferred position. From my memory the only time where the best batsman moved up the order and it worked was when Laxman did it in calcutta in 2001

      Commenter
      Vin
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 12:00PM
    • Vin- i disagree.

      Ponting started his test career at 6.

      I think Cowan will be gone by summers end and warner and hughes opening, uzzie at 3, i think clarke should be 4, huseey 5, watson 6.

      Commenter
      Greg
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 12:18PM
  • Actually, I just saw the score in the England v India match. Cook: 1 run, 28 balls, out, LBW.

    Still at least he lead from the front and took a bit of shine of the ball as opposed to hiding at No.5

    Commenter
    Monty
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    December 14, 2012, 11:13AM
    • Sounds like Warner is batting appropriately Rohan?

      I'm always happy for a batsman to bat with intent, but it must be coupled with shot selection.

      Respect the good balls, punish the bad, not just wild slashing at anything off the stumps.

      Commenter
      @camtherose
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:20AM
      • Totally agree. Warner is one of those players who gets a big score or nothing. There is a lot of luck involved in the way he plays.

        Commenter
        James
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 12:06PM
    • Monty, you're just trolling, aren't you? If Clarke's scoring lots of runs at number 5 why would you move him? First rule of sports coaching, you don't attempt to strengthen one position by weakening another. And would that be the Cook that the English media wanted to get rid of before the last Ashes tour?

      Commenter
      dumpster
      Location
      Canberra
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:35AM
      • No, I'm not trolling. I'm not trying to pick a fight or create an unnecessary argument. Just repeating something I read that your in-form batsmen should be utilised to take the shine of the ball and protect players further down. For me, it should have been Warner, Hughes, Clarke, Watson, Hussey - in that order.

        Commenter
        Monty
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 11:51AM
      • Also, 'trolling' is not my style. I'll leave that to the likes of Sandeep.

        Commenter
        Monty
        Location
        Sydney
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 11:53AM
      • No offence intended Monty - thought you may have been trying to kick start a discussion. Cannot see the point in moving Clarke. He is going fine where he is. It's up to the other blokes to perform up to expectations.

        Commenter
        dumpster
        Location
        Canberra
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 12:05PM
      • Monty- i agree with your order, however, uzzie at 3, clarke 4.

        Commenter
        Greg
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 12:19PM
    • I'm with you on the Madden Bros.I noticed the results aren't shown.Tip that sports aren't exactly their forte.Hughes looks good,I wonder how many in this nation of knockers are hoping he fails ? Saw Cooks LB last night too, looked a pretty ordinary decision to me.

      Commenter
      Matt
      Location
      Mitcham
      Date and time
      December 14, 2012, 11:38AM
      • I am a little dissapointed that Ricky was not allowed to play out the Aussie summer ...? I was hoping to see him at SCG ... Rohan your thoughts ...?

        Tell us Rohan tell me you are in hobart not commentating from Channel Nine ?

        Commenter
        PLANK
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 11:39AM
        • Yeah, except you only get to see him bat for an over if your lucky.

          Should have perhaps had this test as a send off. Tassie boy.

          Otherwise, we need to bed down another batsmen at home against softer opposition.

          Commenter
          Barney
          Location
          Sydney
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:42PM
      • The Australian selectors/captain have got the batting order completely wrong. In my opinion it should look something like this. You need stability with your openers and although cowan has faltered a back yard slogger like warner should not be facing off the new ball, I dont think he should even be in the team.

        1. Cowan
        2. Hughes
        3. Clarke
        4. Watson
        5. Hussey

        Also I watched a great game of 20/20 last night in the BBL it is a shame that a blatant chucker in Botha is allowed to play.

        Commenter
        Sandeep
        Location
        Mumbai
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 11:43AM
        • Morning, Sandeep, interesting order, but pretty limited Aussie sledging by your impeccable standards. Come on man, lift your game!

          Commenter
          Rohan Connolly
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 11:49AM
        • Sandeep, I think the Warner is not approaching test cricket proves that he is no longer a 'back yard slogger'. His rapid maturity is clear to see. Same with Hughes. That's why I reckon these two should be the openers.

          Commenter
          Monty
          Location
          Sydney
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:04PM
        • I would play Warner at 6. That would scare any opposition.

          Commenter
          Sam
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:07PM
        • Funny thing is that Botha's action looks very similar to Harabajan Singh

          Commenter
          Hanuman
          Location
          Melbourne
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:21PM
        • Sam- like the gilly factor of the past right?

          Yes- we are through their top order... oh wait. lol.

          Botha bowls with a completely strauight arm compared to murali...

          Commenter
          Greg
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:21PM
        • asked a similiar question to someone up the top, but how can you drop warner and keep Cowan, 1 century in how many tests, I don't think he is up to this level.

          Commenter
          Jez7878
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 2:53PM
      • Can we stop with the "Johnson hard done-by" narrative? He's lucky to be anywhere near the Australian Test team. He has the 28th highest average in Shield this year at 29, with an innings best of 4/103. They should have dumped him for Bird, who has led the Shield wickets for the last two years at 10 less than Johnson. He wasn't that great in Perth, and that's his favourite pitch.

        Commenter
        Twodogs
        Location
        Reality
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 11:46AM
        • I agree- johnson should never have been considered. Im not even sure why hazlewood was!

          Bird- putland - faulkner - coulter nile- cutting- few others...

          Commenter
          Greg
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:23PM
        • yep agree, that will probably go down as his recall from the blue, and at least it went better for him than Thommo's did in 85.

          Commenter
          Peter Warrington
          Location
          marrickville
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:37PM
      • Look your ball to ball commentator says Ricky P was Tasmania's second test cricketer after Boon. Epic fail. Greg Campbell, Roger Woolley, others in the dim dark past.

        Commenter
        dumpster
        Location
        Canberra
        Date and time
        December 14, 2012, 11:49AM
          • Spot on Dumpster, will point that out to them.

            Commenter
            Rohan Connolly
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 11:52AM
          • I also believe Greg Campbell is Rick's uncle, despite not being much older

            Commenter
            Marty
            Location
            Chelsea
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 11:55AM
          • And don't forget Shaun Young got an Ashes gig for 1 test..........

            Commenter
            RodMunch21
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:33PM
        • Random observation No. 2 ... so Ricky Ponting officially replaces Doug Bollinger as Test player most represented in cricket TV commercials without actually playing!

          Commenter
          Rohan Connolly
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:03PM
          • Without name dropping too much, Mike Whitney bemoaned to me some years ago that he was only ever remembered as the bloke in the Tooheys commercials. It's a dangerous path you're treading Dougie.

            Commenter
            dumpster
            Location
            Canberra
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:08PM
          • Nah...Tubby Taylor with 'Australia's favourite air' must be no.1, surely?

            Commenter
            Monty
            Location
            Sydney
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:09PM
        • What is the point of this second rate test series other than to try and restore Australia's flagging reputation after being convincingly thumped at home by the South Africans. It also looks like Clark has had his way with the selection of Hughes. How many current or former NSW players are actually in this team ?

          Commenter
          Matt
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:03PM
          • Dont be a goose mate.

            Just because the SA series came first doesnt mean this is pointlerss. ICC states you play everyone, home and away every 4 years, which is why this series happens.

            As for getting smashed by SA- Australia dominated the first 9 days of the series.... hardly as you state.

            And phil hughes- picked on merit as leading runs corer in shield cricket. Get your anti blues googles off...

            Commenter
            Greg
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:15PM
          • The other day Chris Gayle said that it's frustrating that the lower ranked sides don't get enough chances against SA, Aust, Eng, Ind etc. Need to share the love.

            Commenter
            Monty
            Location
            Sydney
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:16PM
          • According to the ICC Cricket Test Team Rankings, Australia is only 3rd and in danger of being over run by India and Pakistan. which would put us down to 6th.

            Commenter
            Graeme
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:29PM
          • Yeah england past us after their 3rd test victory...

            If we win this series i think we will secure the 2nd/3rd area.

            Commenter
            Greg
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:36PM
        • As I can't watch it at the moment. Can anyone tell me what sort of track it is. Flat, bouncy or corrugated ? It looks like a track that suits Warner anyway.

          Commenter
          Bill
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:10PM
          • Seems pretty flat to me Bill, though I'm not sure this attack has the firepower to get much out of it whatever the state.

            Commenter
            Rohan Connolly
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:13PM
        • I think Cowan might be looking at a stint playing State cricket. He doesn't seem to have the mental strength required of an opener. It's a shame but......

          Commenter
          John
          Date and time
          December 14, 2012, 12:13PM
          • I am always intrigued by comments made suggesting Clarke should bat at three? Why? He made over 1000+ runs @ 100+ average batting five at a reasonable clip. The purpose of the top six is to make runs. Hussey started his career opening the batting, now bats successfully at six. If it ain't broke...

            Commenter
            Jasper14
            Date and time
            December 14, 2012, 12:19PM
              • yep, and enough of this "too many openers" rubbish. teams chappelli played in had 5 future or past openers. chappelli even opened in Sydney one time despite Stacky and Redpath being in the team and batting down the order - DM Dave might remember why that was? redpath batted everywhere from 1-7. stacky did similar. he only true opener we have is watson and he isn't batting there. mccosker was a 3 who was asked to open, did brilliantly, and found himself at 3 after 10 tests and was then dropped. get over it, get on with it. PS it's 5 openers as that's where Hussey started.

                Commenter
                Peter Warrington
                Location
                marrickville
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 1:09PM
            • irresponsible warner!!!

              Commenter
              Greg
              Date and time
              December 14, 2012, 12:32PM
              • Unfortunately I think Warner is not a team player. He plays for his own enjoyment.

                Commenter
                James
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 1:56PM
              • I just don't believe he has a head for Test Cricket-the short form of the game is influencing his style of Test play negatively. It takes a particular temperament to be a great Test player-he's like the young bull in the young bull old bull parable and it's to Australia's disadvantage at Test level.

                Commenter
                Matt
                Location
                N Beaches Syd
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 1:57PM
              • Did Hughes not cause the runout by taking off ?? That's the description from the radio.

                Commenter
                Runner
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:01PM
              • Warner definitely called yes and took several steps down the track. More his fault than Hughes for mine.

                Commenter
                Rohan Connolly
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:05PM
            • No excuse to be run out in a test match. Why push for a single on day one, four balls prior to lunch?

              Commenter
              DeepThirdMan
              Date and time
              December 14, 2012, 12:55PM
              • It's the Twenty20 mentality rearing its ugly head again.
                We don't need pinch-hitters opening the innings in the long form game. Warner should be batting down at 6.

                Commenter
                Sam
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 1:45PM
            • The idea of putting Watson at 4 so that he can be used as a line and length bowler is ludicrous. Aside from Clark he is probably the best batsman in the team and should be in there for that reason only. He has shown consistently in the past that he is a natural opener. Drop Cowan and put Warner at 6.

              Commenter
              Sam
              Date and time
              December 14, 2012, 1:49PM
              • Dude, Warner is not coming in at 6. Let it go!

                Commenter
                Grant
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:02PM
            • By the way Rohan, I like the new page layout. It makes a lot of sense to have the most recent comments side by side to your commentary. The only time one needs to scroll down is to make a further comment. Nice job by your interweb guys.

              Commenter
              Monty
              Location
              Sydney
              Date and time
              December 14, 2012, 2:05PM
              • Cheers Monty, will pass comments on. I agree by the way, looks a lot neater and is generally easier to use for everyone I think!

                Commenter
                Rohan Connolly
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:07PM
            • Drop Warner, way to much of an individual and never looks like he understands what's being said. Pop Watson up to open and let Cowan (rolf rolf) and Hughes fight it out to join him. Yeah, Clarke up to 3. despite his doubles. Hussey at 4 but who's the stayer or backbone at No 5? Need a Border right there.

              Commenter
              Aaron
              Location
              Young
              Date and time
              December 14, 2012, 2:15PM
              • Not sure Watson is the batsmen he use to be. And not sure Cowan will ever be any good. Warner maybe clueless, but ifhe hadn't got run out he would probably be on a 150 by now. imo.

                Commenter
                Jez7878
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:51PM
            • pretty poor cricket Dave Warner

              Commenter
              BLC2010
              Location
              B allarat
              Date and time
              December 14, 2012, 2:16PM
              • Rohan, 2 choices, 2 flat wickets, but being English I'll just have to switch channels to watch IND v ENG. Keep up the good work so I can follow both matches. I'll let you know how the new boy Root (that sounds really bad) goes.

                Commenter
                Phil
                Location
                a very humid Adelaide
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:19PM
                • Fair enough Phil. Stick with us, it's as good as being there and the commentary's a lot more entertaining and cross-promo free!

                  Commenter
                  Rohan Connolly
                  Date and time
                  December 14, 2012, 2:26PM
                • Good plan Phil
                  Good retort Rohan

                  Commenter
                  Monty
                  Location
                  Sydney
                  Date and time
                  December 14, 2012, 2:28PM
                • Not yet though. 2.50pm (or 2.20pm for your very humid Adelaide)

                  Commenter
                  Monty
                  Location
                  Sydney - pretty sticky here too
                  Date and time
                  December 14, 2012, 2:31PM
                • Thank God I stayed with Ch9. What a screamer of a catch!

                  Commenter
                  Phil
                  Date and time
                  December 14, 2012, 2:50PM
                • Re the Indian Test, I see that cricinfo still describes Chawla as a legspinner. I thought to be described as that you had to turn the ball from leg.

                  Commenter
                  dumpster
                  Location
                  Canberra
                  Date and time
                  December 14, 2012, 2:51PM
              • I think Australia should declare now. (Yes, OK, I did have a bet on Hughes to top score.)

                Commenter
                dumpster
                Location
                Canberra
                Date and time
                December 14, 2012, 2:32PM
                • Toyota, KFC and now BUPA. The list of 'over exposure' and subsequent additions to my s***-list continues unabated. I appreciate that all sports rely on sponsorship but in no other sports coverage do we have the commentators blabbing on like these guys. So now I have to juggle 3 media sources: smh.com.au, ABC radio and Fox Sports 3for ind vs Eng. Who says men can't multi-task?

                  Commenter
                  Monty
                  Location
                  Sydney - pretty sticky here too
                  Date and time
                  December 14, 2012, 2:45PM
                  • Pardon me for being picky as this live scores page is great but if the commentary could reflect the actual game would be a help please! Phil Hughes is a LHB. If the wagon wheel graphic is to be trusted, his SIX went through the 'offside' being mid wicket & not on side as per commentary. Or is the graphic wrong? A little more attention to detail thanks gentlemen please. Cheers

                    Commenter
                    Raywoo
                    Date and time
                    December 14, 2012, 2:46PM
                    • Raywoo, just to clear it up, do you mean the ball-by-ball stuff next to scoreboard or this stuff underneath?

                      Commenter
                      Rohan Connolly
                      Date and time
                      December 14, 2012, 2:57PM
                    • Mid wicket is on the leg side mate. Bit of attention to detail would be nice

                      Commenter
                      Andrew E
                      Location
                      Upstairs
                      Date and time
                      December 14, 2012, 3:00PM
                    • The wagon wheel is drawn as though everyone was a right hander. This is pretty standard.
                      Means you know that the 6 was over mid wicket, just by looking at the wagon wheel. You are not left wondering whether it was over mid wicket from a right hand bat or over cover from a leftie.

                      Commenter
                      Bach
                      Location
                      Sydney
                      Date and time
                      December 14, 2012, 3:05PM
                  • So dont understand the fascination with watson. So much potential, rarely delivers..

                    needs to bat at 6 or open- i would prefer 6. or get rid of him.. Plenty of all rounders in australia more consistent than him

                    Commenter
                    Greg
                    Date and time
                    December 14, 2012, 2:54PM
                    • Leading up to the series in England, a reminder that SHANE WATSON is an anagram of WANT NO ASHES.

                      Commenter
                      Gigs
                      Location
                      Far North Fitzroy
                      Date and time
                      December 14, 2012, 3:01PM
                      • Anyone else think Watson is overrated as a batsman. Seems to walk straight back in to the side, but is still averaging high 30s as a batsman. Handy bowler. Not really top 5 material. Would prefer to see him down at 6, with the aim being aggressive runs where needed or rescue mission (he has opened) if required. 40 odd runs on average bit more acceptable. Top 5 needs to be consistently scoring 100s and he has never done that.

                        Commenter
                        Loki74
                        Date and time
                        December 14, 2012, 3:07PM
                          • His average is now 36 with 2 tons. Not even close to good enough to bat in the top 6 for an international team.Yet, as you say he just walks back into the side with seemingly never even a thought about his place being in doubt.I realise his bowling is more than handy,but It seems to me our standards just aren't high enough.

                            Commenter
                            Matt
                            Location
                            Mitcham
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 3:34PM
                        • Change of plan: I'll fall asleep if I continue to watch Ind vs Eng. Prior is 36 of 90, Root (stop sniggering at the back) is 34 off 123. Back to Ch9 (mute), ABC radio, smh.com.au and bbc.co.uk

                          Commenter
                          Monty
                          Location
                          Sydney
                          Date and time
                          December 14, 2012, 3:15PM
                          • It IS painful isn't it. A massive beautiful new stadium built way out of the city of Nagpur, the only spectators are schoolkids on 'excursions'! India, for a team who need to win, have spent the entire match bowling like sleepwalkers. Sorry to hijack the AUS v SL blog. Pigeon's Toyota ads are more entertaining that whats on Foxsports.

                            Commenter
                            Phil
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 3:29PM
                          • From the BBC: "Root drills Chawla for a single"
                            Aussie crowds will be merciless if he makes it down under for the Ashes.
                            Poor kid.

                            Commenter
                            Monty
                            Location
                            Sydney
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 3:40PM
                          • Then again,Monty, if he scores a 100 I can see the headline Australia Root-ed. Good name by the way - I (truly) come from a long line of Roots on my mother's side.

                            Commenter
                            dumpster
                            Location
                            Canberra
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 3:48PM
                        • Hughes may be doing well here against a pretty ttimid attack but it would have been a very different proposition against South Africa!

                          Commenter
                          Lawrie
                          Date and time
                          December 14, 2012, 3:27PM
                          • Ah Laurie,if he'd failed you'd be all over him,he gets runs and you are still bagging him.What is it exactly that you want, or do you just have an unhappy life and like to vent ? Can't you just applaud his success, or is that un Australian?

                            Commenter
                            Matt
                            Location
                            Mitcham
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 3:58PM
                          • Totally agree. Australia were creamed by SA in the final test. Hughes would have been just another deer in the headlights

                            Commenter
                            Jack
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 4:25PM
                          • Matt, Laurie is right. Sri Lanka are a very ordinary side. Even against them Australia are not exactly dominating.

                            Commenter
                            Barry
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 4:27PM
                          • Hey,don't get me wrong,I think this Australian side is pretty average, and unfortunately there is not a lot of runs being made in Shield ranks,especially at the moment with no shield cricket til late January (there's a whole other discussion). I just think its harsh of Lawrie to dump on Hughes when he has done all he could do,he's damned either way. I also think this pitch is more than a bit two paced and not that easy to bat on.

                            Commenter
                            Matt
                            Location
                            Mitcham
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 4:39PM
                        • If the Australians play like this next year, England will completely demolish Australia in the Ashes.

                          Commenter
                          Barry
                          Date and time
                          December 14, 2012, 4:28PM
                          • Random observations No. 3 ... So is it "Eagle-eye" or "Hawk-eye"? I always thought it was the latter, has it been patented or something?

                            Commenter
                            Rohan Connolly
                            Date and time
                            December 14, 2012, 4:34PM
                            • Clarke's first 34 runs came of 88 balls. Ironically, 3488 is the postcode of "Speed". #AUSvSL #abccricket

                              Commenter
                              Gigs
                              Location
                              Far North Fitzroy
                              Date and time
                              December 14, 2012, 4:46PM
                              • Clarke 38 off 96. Still pretty slow, yet 3896 is the postcode of SWIFT's Creek.

                                Commenter
                                Gigs
                                Location
                                Far North Fitzroy
                                Date and time
                                December 14, 2012, 5:02PM
                                • I thought it was an umpire or an invited neutral guest who tossed the coin, not one of the captains. When did this change?

                                  Commenter
                                  Ted
                                  Location
                                  Melbourne
                                  Date and time
                                  December 14, 2012, 5:23PM
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